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Colville, Washington
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49 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

This hotel has been beautifully restored, with modern conveniences, however preserving grand furnishings reflecting it's Victorian past! Relaxing and cozy atmosphere after a long drive. Features pleasant common areas, where groups can be together and socialize. The hotel offers an excellent free wi-fi connection as well.

Thank Dale D
Lakewood, Colorado
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62 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2016

I arrived late in the evening, but the hosts were exceptionally accommodating and it's hard to beat the price for this area. I stayed in a single room, number 7. Everything was clean and neat. There were two nitpicks I have. The first is that my mattress was pretty lumpy. It seemed to have a hump in the middle which... More 

Thank JRZelazny
Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviewed August 11, 2016

We spent nearly a week at this little gem of a B&B/hostel, and simply loved it. The furnishings are quaint period pieces, it was very clean and restful, and was priced wonderfully! The drive to Telluride is less than 30 minutes on a great highway. We also took day-trips up the Million Dollar Highway, took the Silverton-Durango steam train (a... More 

Thank Kyle C
Prescott, Arizona
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77 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016

The "best room in the house" (room 4) is priced ok at $85 but has several flaws that you don't expect at that price point. It doesn't have it's own cooling system so your option is to leave the windows open. You would expect this to be a wonderful option in the San Juan mountains at 8000 feet. However, the... More 

Thank P L
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Stayed one night at this hotel/hostel. Had Room #2, downstairs, that has a door to the shared bathroom. Queen bed. Old place, super tall ceilings, tons of character. Various other rooms available with a shared bathroom upstairs. Owner is very friendly! Fun to stay in a tiny little town on our way to Telluride. Paid $75 plus tax and were... More 

Thank Lisa O
Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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191 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Unique old place in a funky little town. Although the interior and bedding are a bit dated (outdated..) some of the decor and finishes are still appropriate for the age of the inn. Interestingly most rooms share common bathrooms, wasn't exactly expecting that, but it was no problem since there wasn't too many of us sharing. The bedding was average... More 

Thank KyleKman
MineShaftInn, Owner at The Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

The bedding is new and the beds made in all the rooms except the bunk room. If you are staying in the hostel dorm for $25 you have to make your own bed but sheets and towels are provided . If the beds in there are premade people mess up beds they didn't pay for. More 

Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2016

This beautifully restored Victorian hotel is very clean, with attractive decor and comfortable bedding and bath facilities. It's very conveniently-located for an early start traveling into Telluride, and it's much less expensive than options within Telluride and Mountain Village.

Thank Pat S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2015

We had found the Mine Shaft on the internet and wanted to spend the night but weren't able due to our travel time. But on our way through town we decided to stop and look at the hotel. Olen and his new assistant were so friendly and welcoming. They gave us a tour of the hotel and told us about... More 

Thank P P
Page, Arizona
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177 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2015

As noted, a historic location. $70 for a lovely room, wifi, dish tv, but mostly just kick back relaxation in a lovely venue. Ready for the road tomorrow. Clean, well kept. bonus, the local AA meeting is held here on Thursday nights for any Friends of Bill passing through.

Thank Riverkilt
Phoenix, Az
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91 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

I'm not giving this bed and breakfast four stars because it's four-star luxury resort, but because it was very comfortable, clean and the owner was very friendly. We stayed in the upstairs queen with private bath. This is the best room option available, but there are very nice alternatives at a lower cost. Poncho, the owner, gave us a brief... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The historic Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel's signature bay window has overlooked the main street of Rico, Colorado since the 1880's. Reputed to be haunted, the bay window room is now the hostel dorm. The great room has a full kitchen and views of Dolores Mountain out back. We offer a choice of hotel rooms with private baths, private rooms with shared bath or the hostel dorm for maximum economy. Located adjacent to the Post Office in downtown Rico for 130 years. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel

Address: 20 S Glasgow Ave, PO Box 1, Rico, CO 81332-9901
Location: United States > Colorado > Rico
Price Range: $24 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“there are private rooms with shared baths, and also a large dormitory/bunk room that is less expensive”
 of 5 bubbles G3149BVkylec, Aug 11, 2016 | Read review
“the bunk room has a great view of the street, but twin bunk beds with marginal mattresses make it less than average”
 of 5 bubbles KyleKman, Jul 18, 2016 | Read review
“Got Room 2. Most pleased.”
 of 5 bubbles Riverkilt, Sep 13, 2015 | Read review
“it's one building.. so look them over before you choose one. all are nice in my opinion.”
 of 5 bubbles BAHnOsceola, Aug 13, 2014 | Read review
“If staying as a couple or desiring privacy, definitely go with one of the private suites that has its own bath.”
 of 5 bubbles PL763, Jul 23, 2014 | Read review
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